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Exploring the opportunities of integrating Indigenous knowledge

January 24, 2016 — 

This year’s Indigenous Awareness Week at the University of Manitoba is focusing on integrating Indigenous knowledge into the learning environment.

The U of M’s strategic plan, Taking Our Place, has identified Indigenous Achievement as an institutional priority. A key feature of this is to ensure every student graduates with a basic understanding of the importance and contributions of Indigenous peoples in Manitoba and Canada

IndigenousAwarenessWeek-Button-FNL2016The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action also challenges the education sector to develop and implement curriculum and learning resources about residential schools, Treaties, and Indigenous peoples’ historical and contemporary contributions to Canada.

Indigenous Awareness Week will explore some of the questions, challenges and opportunities that come with integrating Indigenous knowledge into the learning environment, as well as look at some innovative work that is already being done in this area.



(More information can be found here)

Integrating Treaty Perspectives into the Curriculum
Monday, Jan. 25, Noon – 1:30
Room 543/544 University Centre

Respecting and Protecting Indigenous Knowledge in the Learning Environment
Tuesday, Jan. 26, Noon – 1:30
Room 543/544 University Centre

Surviving the Colonized Classroom
Wednesday, Jan.27, Noon – 1:30
Killarney Room (Rm 210) University Centre

Indigenous Course Requirement: Good or Bad?
Thursday, Jan. 28, Noon – 1:30
Room 543/544 University Centre
(Read CBC pre-converge of this event here.)

Bringing Residential School Survivors’ Perspectives and Knowledge into the Curriculum
Friday, Jan. 29, Noon – 2
Room 543/544 University Centre


All are welcome to attend. Parking map available here.

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